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15/08/2013 at 11:54

I've seen this plant in an article about posionous plants and i have one in my garden, can anyone identify it please? 


thanks you


15/08/2013 at 12:00

solomons seal

15/08/2013 at 12:01

Solomon's Seal. Not poisonous as far as I know 

15/08/2013 at 12:05

Looks good as a cut flower.  Mine get eaten by the grey caterpiller of the sawfly, be warned!

15/08/2013 at 12:10

Was featured on the poisonous garden at Alnwick yesterday on a-z of gardening 

15/08/2013 at 12:34
How Poisonous, How Harmful?

Contains saponins but in a fairly small amount. Also contains a small amount of the cardiac glycoside, convallamarin, but the quantity is so small that there are no reported cases of poisoning. Ingestion of a very large quantity would be required but the plant is frequently subject to predation which means that it does not form the berries which might be attractive enough to encourage consumption.

No records exist of it causing harm

There is a huge difference between poisonous plants and toxic plants. Many of the things we grow are poisonous, including some of the Vegetables we eat. BUT the quantites needed to cause any harm are often in the stupid range.


15/08/2013 at 12:56

thank you everyone  

sorry i posted this twice.

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